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06.12.2006

Jose Maria Balseiro Perez del Villar awarded the Improvement Action (IA) Prize in Environmental Engineering

The Environmental Engineering Quality and Environment Committee has decided to award, for the first time, the 1,000 euro "prize to encourage Improvement Actions in Environmental Engineering" to Jose Maria Balseiro Perez del Villar, in recognition of the work carried out in the ensemble of improvement actions: AM/A55/4101/2004/088, AM/A55/4101/2004/090 and AM/A55/4101/2004/091. These improvement actions have consisted of the execution of comparisons by means of real functioning tests on the river Guadalquivir Automatic Hydrological Information System (SAIH in Spanish) of the latest makes and types of instrumentation for hydraulic regulation infrastructures: flow-meters on large canals, sensors for level measuring at gauging stations and river control sets.

The results of these improvement actions clearly demonstrate, in addition to a high level of compliance with the Prize rules and regulations, a decided commitment to the constant enhancement objective.

The most important aspects taken into consideration for the awarding of the Prize are detailed here-below:

  • Maintenance of the technical knowledge of instrumentation applied to hydraulic regulation infrastructures.
  • The good management and collaboration maintained with providers.
  • The good work focused on preventing problems that affect the end customer and which, at the same time, improve the customer's opinion of the company, and which were a factor that favored the continuity of Befesa CTA in the river Guadalquivir SAIH management process (further maintenance and expansion).

We congratulate Jose Maria on these improvement initiatives and would encourage the Environmental Engineering workforce, and that of Befesa in general, to utilize the computerized applications in an efficient manner: TroubleShooting Reports (TSR) and Improvement Actions (IA), as basic tools for the constant enhancement of our processes, which is beneficial for our day-to-day activities, for the company itself and our customers.